OneRoomSchoolHouse Posted May 29, 2009 Share Posted May 29, 2009 Well, I have had an appointment set up for 2 weeks to have my dd(7) interviewed, and maybe tested for Dyslexia. She has been having a little trouble reading and I have been asking her to read only 10 pages a day from an Abeka reader. She has moaned and groaned about reading those 10 pages everyday. I was a complete book worm and it has been hard for me to understand that she doesn't share the same passion for books. So, I decided to immerse her in the reading world. I bought several different books from series recommened for her reading level. She still showed no interest. We went to the Library and I got the Magic Tree House on CD for her to listen to while she follows along in the books. She enjoyed listening, but still wasn't all that "into" reading. I then got some more books on CDs to listen to during bedtime. THEN, yesterday we pulled out a new Abeka reader and she read her assigned pages, then asked if she could read more..."Sure!!!!" I said. She then said "Could I read the whole book if I wanted to?"..."YES!!". She read 60 pages from the reader then picked up a Magic Tree House book and read 6 chapters. She was reading in the car and at the table! Yeah!! Now, my only question is if I should still have her tested for Dyslexia. She has all the symptoms of Dysgraphia. My mom said that there was an article in HSLDA that talked about having your kids "labeled" as Dyslexic at an early age could cause problems with the government, etc. I have heard that there are programs out there that we could do at home (and maybe not have her officially tested). Since I think her problem now is more with writing than reading, what should I try? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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